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Putney Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)

Putney Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends) Records

1 folder 0.1 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 P886

Quakers meetings for worship were held in Putney, Vt., from 1942 to 1944, connected loosely to the Connecticut Valley Association of Friends. An independent meeting for worship was established there around 1963, uniting with Bennington Monthly the next year, before being set off as a monthly meeting of its own in 1969. Quaker City Unity Monthly Meeting was set off from Putney in 1993.

The records of Putney Monthly Meeting are sparse, consisting only of a handful of State of Society reports, a member’s directory, and a letter of release and series of talks for minister John Calvi.

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2016


Putney (Vt.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--VermontSociety of Friends--Vermont


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
Pyle, Christopher H.

Christopher Pyle Papers

20 boxes 30 linear feet
Call no.: MS 545

As an army captain teaching constitutional law at the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Fort Holabird, Maryland during the late 1960s, Christopher Pyle learned about the army’s domestic spying operation that targeted antiwar and civil rights protesters. Disclosing his knowledge about that surveillance in 1970 in two award-winning articles, Pyle led the fight to end the military’s domestic spying program by testifying before three Congressional committees. Currently a professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, Pyle continues to write about civil liberties and rights to privacy focusing his attention now on the Patriot Act and the detention of aliens and citizens without trial.

Documenting Pyle’s investigation into the military domestic spying operation, the collection consists of court transcripts, telephone logs, surveillance binders, correspondence, research notes, and news clippings.


Civil rights--United StatesMilitary intelligenceMilitary surveillance--United States